Community Herbal Medicine-Making

Community Herbal Medicine-Making

Community Herbal Medicine-Making

October 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Shakti in the Mountains
409 E Unaka Ave Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Join this pay-it-forward herbal medicine making event as we prepare healing gifts of Elderberry Syrup and Fire Cider!

These immune-boosting remedies will be distributed to members of our community in need.

Michelle Bouton of HERBalachia will share info about these traditional recipes and how the ingredients protect us from colds and flu.

Jo Wohlberg of Herbalists Without Borders will share the vision and values of HWO, including:

  • health and wellness are human rights, not privileges
  • volunteer efforts which focus primarily on natural and botanical health and wellness solutions
  • roles of traditional herbalists and healers in our society

We hope you can join us as we infuse these creations with love and healing as we widen our circle of care.

TWO WAYS TO REGISTER:
$10 per person and/or Donate Supplies

Click here to register for $10. (You are also welcome to bring supplies if you would like.)
Click here to donate supplies for the class in lieu of a registration fee. (See supplies needed below.)

Pre-registration is required. Class is limited to 16 students.

SUPPLIES FOR THE CLASS — DONATIONS NEEDED:
Please let us know what donation(s) you will be bringing before October 23rd by clicking here.
Thank you!
Medicinal Mead-Making

Medicinal Mead-Making

Medicinal Mead-Making

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2 PM – 5 PM

4403 Simerly Creek Rd, Unicoi, TN 37692

The class is a demonstration on how to brew mead at home with basic equipment, which ultimately empowers even the novice to begin fermenting their own medicinal beverages.

The class includes discussion and hands-on components, giving the students a “feel” for fermentation. We will also sample previously made beverages that are not limited to mead, and potentially includes Kombucha, Kvass, and Kefir.

This event offers insight into the ancient practice of fermentation. Fermentation predates distillation by 2,000 years and was the primary way of concocting herbal plants (and their constituents) into bio-available medicines that have a lasting shelf-life.

A major focus of the class highlights the role of lacto-bacillus in digestive health and the over all function of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract. In addition to the role of fermentation on our health, we will discuss the role of plants in providing support for our health as well the importance of the honey bee, a major pollinator and contributor to the health of the natural world. As my good friend and teacher once joked with me, “It is as easy as making tea.”

INSTRUCTOR Thomas Cooper joins us from Boone, where he lives with his sweetie and son. His background includes a degree in Sustainable Agriculture as well as studies in primitive skills, foraging and wild-crafting plants, fermentation, and bird language.

$25. Limited to 15 people.
Please click ‘Tickets’ to reserve your spot; no cancellation refunds.
(Paypal and debit cards accepted)

Harvesting Medicinal Tree Barks

Harvesting Medicinal Tree Barks

Harvesting Medicinal Tree Barks

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10 AM – 1 PM

4403 Simerly Creek Rd, Unicoi, TN 37692

In this class, students will learn to properly identify medicinal trees and harvest their barks for medicine. We will also discuss the variety of herbal preparations that can be made with medicinal tree barks. We will discover our innate powers of observation, learn new skills (or refresh skills), and connect with like-minded community through the hands-on art and practice of working with medicinal tree barks.

Herbal Medicine offers a cornucopia of phytochemicals, known as ‘constituents’ that we consume to better our health and outlook on life. As herbalists we chase these constituents through the seasons like riding Nature’s Wave. As the seasons change and the days become shorter and the nights cooler we begin to look inward. At this time of the year, many perennial plants begin to draw their energy and constituents inwards and down towards their roots. We begin to dig more roots, harvests nuts and fruits, and we have another opportunity to harvest medicinal barks.

Please dress in layers and proper footwear for outdoor exploring, including rain gear. A harvesting basket or pack and sharp knife would be useful. Plan to bring lunch or snacks if you plan to attend the afternoon Mead-Making class as well.

Instructor Thomas Cooper joins us from Boone, where he lives with his sweetie and son. His background includes a degree in Sustainable Agriculture as well as studies in primitive skills, foraging and wild-crafting plants, fermentation, and bird language.

$20. Limited to 15 people.
Please click ‘Tickets’ to reserve your spot; no cancellation refunds.
(Paypal and debit cards accepted)

Herbal Tea Blends for Winter

Herbal Tea Blends for Winter

Herbal Tea Blends for Winter

Monday, October 8, 2018 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Shakti in the Mountains
409 E Unaka Ave, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Ready to sip, sniff, and create?

Specific herbal blends can help keep us healthy through the challenges each season of the year presents. This class will explore the best selection of herbs for women’s daily tonics as we head into cooler months. Michelle will introduce us to various herbs and discuss why you would choose particular ones according to your own constitution and needs.

After sampling a few tea blends, each person will create a custom tea blends to take home and enjoy.

$14. Limited to 22 people.
Please click ‘Tickets’ to reserve your spot; no cancellation refunds.
(Paypal and debit cards accepted)

Bamboo Tea Party and Class

Bamboo Tea Party and Class

Bamboo Tea Party and Class

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 9 AM – 12 PM

514 Jobe Rd, Elizabethton, TN 37643

Join us for a Bamboo intensive class with “Bamboo Bill” Howes, who has been studying bamboo cultivation, foods, and crafts for many years.

Class includes:
*Short tour of growing varieties
*Bamboo Tea Party, including pickled bamboo shoots and bamboo leaf tea
*How to make bamboo charcoal
*Discuss varieties for food, fencing, craft, etc
*Make and take home a Bamboo Bird Whistle

Tickets are $15 and will go fast! Class is limited to 14 students.
Please click ‘Tickets’ to reserve your spot; no cancellation refunds.
(Paypal and debit cards accepted)

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